I'VE LEARNED...

  • That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
  • That you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.
  • That when you're in love, it shows.
  • That no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back.
  • That just one person saying to me, "You've made my day!" makes my day.
  • That it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.
  • That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
  • That it's not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that counts.
  • That being kind is more important than being right.
  • That you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you'd better know something!
  • That you should never say no to a gift from a child.
  • That you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can do.
  • That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.
  • That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
  • That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
  • That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
  • That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
  • That you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
  • That simple walks with my father around the block, on summer nights when I was a child, did wonders for me as an adult.
  • That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
  • That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
  • That either you control your attitude or it controls you.
  • That money doesn't buy class.
  • That regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades, and there had better be something else to take it's place.
  • That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
  • That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
  • That under everyone's hard shell, is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
  • That money is a lousy way to keep score.
  • That the Lord didn't do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?
  • That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.
  • That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
  • That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up!
  • That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
  • That sometimes when I'm angry, I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
  • That love, not time, heals all wounds.
  • That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.
  • That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
  • That just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
  • That there's nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies, and feeling their breath on your cheeks.
  • That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had, and what you've learned from them, and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
  • That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
  • That you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it!
  • That life is tough, but I'm tougher.
  • That your family won't always be there for you. It may seem funny, but people you aren't related to can take care of you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren't always biological.
  • That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
  • That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
  • That I wish I could have told my Dad that I love him one more time before he passed away.
  • That it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
  • That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
  • That no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief.
  • That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
  • That our backgrounds and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
  • That I can't choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.
  • That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
  • That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
  • That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.
  • That it is best to give advice in only two circumstances; when it is requested and when it is a life threatening situation.
  • That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
  • That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.
  • That it's hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice, and not hurting people's feelings, and standing up for what you believe.
  • That I still have faith in people!
  • That when you say, "I love you", mean it.
  • That you should never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
  • That you should love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
  • That when you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye.
  • That you shouldn't judge people by their relatives.
  • That a true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
  • That great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  • That when you lose, you shouldn't lose the lesson.
  • That there are three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions!

~ Unknown ~